German Proverbs


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Whoever invented work must not have had anything to do.

Where the devil can't go himself, he sends an old woman.

Where'er an ass is crown'd to fame, both town and country bear the shame.

Who deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceive me twice, shame on me.

Who is not ashamed of his sins, sins double.

Who says little has little to answer for.

Whom fortune favors, the world favors.

Where the hedge is lowest, the devil leaps over.

Wherever there is a pretty spot, the devil plants a monastery or a lord.

Who demands justice, must administer justice.

Who is over nice, loses many a slice.

Who seeks adventures finds blows.

Whore or thief young or old, welcome so you've got the gold.

Where the lion's skin falls short, borrow of the fox.

Wherever there is mischief, there is sure to be a priest and a woman in it.

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.

Who is silent, agrees.

Who so deaf as he that will not hear.

Who's the man that was never fooled by a woman.

Where there are no swamps there are no frogs.

While the pot boils, friendship blooms.

Who does not punish evil, invites it.

Who is well seated should not budge.

Who speaks ill of others to you will speak ill of you to others.

Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.

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